Marriage Registration Ordinance to be amended


The Cabinet has given approval to introduce new laws regarding the registration of foreign divorces, marriage annulment or recognition of judicial separation.

The legal draftsman is currently preparing bills for this purpose.

Although requirements to be fulfilled for the registration of marriage should be included in the Marriage Registration Ordinance, it does not include provisions regarding foreign marriage registration, annulment of marriage, or judicial separation.

Hence, the Cabinet has green-lighted the proposal tabled by Justice Minister to amend the aforementioned Act and to instruct the legal draftsman to prepare a Bill to that effect.

Further, approval was also given to publish this bill in the Government Gazette and consequently submit it for parliamentary approval.